A year ago, Porto/Post/Doc proved that it was possible to have in Porto a film festival of great programming quality with an interested audience and an international reputation. The first edition was a great success, shared with the cultural buzz of the city and its new audience.
In 2015, we will be even better. For this, we have programmed a selection of films that will screen the best of contemporary documentary cinema from last year. We sense that this quality is evident in every work that we selected: the world around us changes every moment, and these documentaries are the sign of the change that is so terrible as admirable. Again, our competition will be our brand identity, with films that challenge the predefined borders between fiction and documentary. We have twelve major works.
But this year we are going even further, with three specific focuses on three filmmakers who transformed the documentary, even if at different times. Among Lionel Rogosin, Thom Andersen and Chantal Akerman we have a distance of decades, but in all of them there is a clear political commitment: the documentary can and should serve to denounce, show or preserve the human movement in the world.
Also to think the documentary, we continue our Forum of the Real, for one day, where we will discuss this year's theme, "Documenting the Imaginary", with many experts and creators.Porto/Post/Doc is also open to new trends of the new century. So this year we will be in a teenage mood, with films that discuss and research this unstable but creative identity of the age "between" childhood and adulthood.
From 1 to 8 December, Porto’s downtown will be a small cinema city, where the imaginary of the world will be shown to our audience, with which we want to transform the city into a cosmopolitan and sophisticated place. We are waiting for you.